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Best decock in your opinion.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Aug 27, 2012.

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Best decocker-safety system in your opinion?

  1. H&K usp decocker+saftey with one control

    34 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. Beretta 92 fs slide mounted

    33 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. Walther P99 AS

    19 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Sig Sauer

    173 vote(s)
    53.9%
  5. Other system. Please state.

    61 vote(s)
    19.0%
  6. Other system of your own creation that is not yet implemented. Please explain.

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
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  1. David E

    David E Member

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    Glock.

    To render it completely safe, simply take your finger off the trigger. This allows the striker to return to the "almost-ready-to-fire-but-not-quite" position.
     
  2. One_Jackal

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    I don't like the idea of a safety on a pistol. Since you are stuck with a safety of some fashion on a SA/DA I prefer the ambidextrous safety on the Ruger. I can usually get the de-cocker to the fire position before I get the pistol out of the holster, even when I get fumble fingered.
     
  3. rodinal220

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  4. jim243

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    Now that's funny (LOL).

    I voted Other, two that come to mind that are better than the Sig or H&K are:

    CZ 75 P-01 (Decocker only)

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    FNH-USA FNP-40 USG (up for safety, center for fire, down for decocker)

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    Jim
     
  5. golden

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    SIG

    As far as I am concerned, if you want a decocker, then the one on the SIG pistols is the best. I have used it on the 225, 226, 229, 230 and 232. It is simply the best decocker for me.
    That being said, I really prefer a DOUBLE ACTION ONLY style of operation.

    Jim
     
  6. VAPOPO

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    My vote goes to the 1911. The trigger is the smoothest most positive hammer decocker out there. :D
     
  7. lechiffre

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    Other

    HK P7
     
  8. Rexster

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    Other; I prefer "self-decocking" DA pistols. This means DA-only, or a rough equivalent. If there is a hammer, it follows the slide down. Glocks and such hybrid systems can mimic this effect, even though there is no hammer.

    Actually, I have no personal need for my pistol to be de-cocked while loaded, and a 1911 is fine. (I started handgunning in 1982 or 1983 with a 1911.) My employer no longer allows single-action-only primary duty pistols. Glocks, the S&W M&P, and SIG P226 and P229 are allowed, and the SIGs can be decocker or DAK. When I had to stop using 1911 pistols for duty, I used Glocks for over two years, then went with SIG DAK in 2004. (We buy our own duty firearms, as is normal in this region.)

    I have owned decocker pistols, and trained to a fairly high level during 1991-1993, when I carried a SIG P220 on and off the clock.
     
  9. Marlin 45 carbine

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    3rd Gen S&W and Makarov
     
  10. The Lone Haranguer

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    I voted "other," namely the CZ75D.

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    The decocking lever is at the upper rear of the frame where a thumb safety is typically located. It is easy to reach with my thumb (albeit right only) and drops the hammer in a controlled manner to a "one-third cock" position (shown), making the double-action pull length shorter. In second place is the Sig Sauer frame-mounted, third is the slide-mounted (mine were S&W Third Generation, but the priniciple is the same as the Beretta shown), and not even in the running is the Walther's bizarre button-like device on top of the slide. I don't have experience with the H&K type.
     
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  11. Red Cent

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    I am not a decocker fan aka SA/DA. Not much experience either. My 39 and 59is about as simple as it gets. Slide mounted steel bar rolls in front of the hammer covering firing pin. Feel quite safe using it.

    BTW, you can mod them to be carried C & L.
     
  12. Cocked & Locked

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    I like the SIG de-cocker the best. Not saying it is THE BEST...just that I like it better than the rest.

    I really prefer DAO pistols though. :scrutiny:

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  13. allaroundhunter

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    I love Sigs decocker. It is instinctual, and more ergonomic than any other that I have used. The ability to control the speed of the hammer drop is also a nice feature for those who don't completely trust the mechanism to drop the hammer quickly without discharging a round.
     
  14. Red Cent

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    Cocked and Locked that prefers DAO?:cool:
     
  15. MtnSpur

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    SIG....tho I instinctively point muzzle down and use left thumb on hammer cause nothing mechanical is fail proof :)
     
  16. Cocked & Locked

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    uhh...

    sometimes....:D

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  17. Ehtereon11B

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    Walther P99 has the best decocker for me. I have long thumbs so I can easily reach it without moving my grip too much. SIG decockers feel too "squishy" for me. Probably because I am so used to the Walther design.

    I really like HK decockers as well. One of the many models of the USP is still on my dream list.
     
  18. Cocked & Locked

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    You describe them well. They do feel "squishy"
     
  19. ChCx2744

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    I think the best decock is the one with just the decock and no safety. The HK USP has the safety and decock and I don't like that. The Beretta offers some models that have decock only and I think that works better. Less confusion for those who can't retain the reflex as well.
     
  20. Shmackey

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    This.
     
  21. TrueTexan

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    Sig above all the rest.
     
  22. Racinbob

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    I voted 'other' because I love the S&W 3rd Gen set up. But...that's because I'm used to them. I've shot Sigs and like their system but I'm not sure if I'll like the positioning of the controls (again, because of what I'm used to) I guess I'll find out though. I just purchased a near mint German Sig P228 with a factory installed SRT, E2 conversion and short reach trigger. All the original parts are included as well as some other goodies. I'll have to wait a week or two to get is since I can't mail the payment until tomorrow.
     
  23. joecil

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    I like the one on my Taurus 92 even over the Beretta 92 as it is down on the frame not the slide.
     
  24. 1-1 Banger

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    Glock, 'nuff said. Don't want it to go off? Keep your booger hook off the bang bang switch:neener:
     
  25. PabloJ

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    The 3rd gen S&Ws with ambi or right hand only (value line guns) frame mounted safety/d-cocker are the best value for the money in this category. The Sig will have better trigger and accuracy but for 2x more cash if in equivalent condition that is not better value imo.
     
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